RIGHT THERE, A Short Film About Tolerance (16:44)

Teenagers who were little kids on 9/11 return to their old elementary school, just three blocks north of the World Trade Center. Ten years later, what do they remember? What are their attitudes? This is a glimpse of urban teens – thoughtful, tolerant, hopeful and wise.

Directed by Florence Buchanan
Co-director / B camera / timelapse Arthur Bijur
Produced by Susan Smitman, Florence Buchanan
Executive producers Nadia Zilkha, Jane Wells, Susan Ould 
Producers Jane Newman, Donna Green 
Cast (in order of appearance) Octavia, Julia, Joshua, Nick, Sam, David, Harriet, Emma, Sarah, Elliott, James, Ethan, Andrew, Jenice 
Director of photography Melissa O’Brien
Portraits / PS 234 video & stills Joanne Dugan    
Edited by Peter Mostert, Hooligan
Assistant editors Damien Oramas (graphics), Shane Deblasio, Stephanie Crane
Music Amber Music / Opus 

Richmond International Film Festival, VA

Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 7:30pm at The Wild Project, 195 East 3rd Street, New York
A Short Film on Freedom, directed by Matt Willis-Jones
My Sister's Quinceanera, directed by Aaron Douglas Johnston

October 18-19, 2013
October 19 at Uptown Theater, 2014 Genesee Ste, Utica, NY

September 18-23, 2013
September 21 at 4:15pm at Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton Street, Portland, OR

November 27-December 6, 2013
Russian Culture Center, Diponegoro 12, Menteng, Jakarta

July 18-28, 2013
Wee Docs Program, Friday, July 19 at 1:30pm and Thursday, July 25 at 3pm
Indianapolis Museum of Art, DeBoest Lecture Hall

June 19-23, 2013
Shorts 9 Program, Friday, June 21 at 7pm at Santikos Northwest 14, 7600 1-10 West, San Antonio, TX

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 5:15pm Program 1
Landmark Sunshine Cinema, 143 East Houston Street, New York, NY

Honorable Mention
April 25-27, 2013

Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 6:30pm 
Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 East 3rd Street, New York, NY

April 10-14, 2013
Shorts Program Two, Thursday, April 11 at 7pm at Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, 551 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 
Shorts Program Two, Sunday, April 14 at 112pm at Burlingame Hall, 252 West Spain Street, Sonoma, CA 

April 3-6, 2013
Thursday, April 4 at 7pm at IUSB Campus, South Bend, IN

March 7-10, 2013
Sunday, March 10 at 12:30pm at Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

February 28-March 3, 2013 at Byrd Theater, Richmond, VA
Screened with Girl Rising (trailer) directed by Richard Robbins
Youth Roundtable Project, a festival in-house documentary
Amazon Gold, directed by Reuben Aaronson

Screenings at schools in Mumbai and Delhi, India
November 30-December 2, 2012 at the Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor, NY

A private screening series at the Roger Smith Hotel, New York, NY
Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 6:30pm
Screened with A Bottle in the Gaza Sea, directed by Thierry Binisti

October 4-14, 2012 in Mill Valley and San Rafeal, CA
Screening with Room to Breathe, directed by Russell Long

The film also features neighborhood photographs taken in the summer of 2001 by a class of 2nd grade PS 234 kids – a class photography project using donated disposable Fuji cameras. See below.

Tribeca photographs ©2001 Kara Pranikoff and her 2000-2001 2nd grade class. 
Courtesy Oomf, Inc. All rights reserved.